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    Ive decided to do memory books for our preschool this coming year. Before they were just 12 or so pages, just all paper art projects and a few stats and developments. Then at the end of the year they get to take that home and the teacher would do a slide show for the "graduation". But to me its not personal enough, and I offered to do it for all of our classes not just the ones I assist in. My question is (as its been a while since Ive seen a good quality one) do you have any of your own books to post pics of, or ideas to throw out?! My idea is a front/cover page, 1 front and back (where ap) pic page per month, a project per month, and maybe a few extra pages if there are extra pics. each month page would have the main/dominant theme (sept/fall, Oct/pumpkins, nov/thanksgiving, etc) and would be in a three hole document folder 8x11, like for presentations, with page protectors. TIA!! P.S. I did some sample pages for the gals, as they have never seen something or done anything like this before (I have at a prev. preschool) that I will post later.

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    I really need some pics gals! Thanks

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    Sorry, don't have anything.
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    Ok, I KNOW I had a post all typed out a long time ago, I just don't know what happened to it!

    I haven't made one for myself, but I did get a chance to check out a lady who did when I was working at a daycare.

    She didn't do extravagant LO's for the scrapbooking part. I would just say she did a lot of journaling. If she took a pic of the kid doing dot art, she would go into detail- for ex- Ruthie loved dot art. Her favorite color to use was green. She was very messy, but didn't mind.

    If the kid had a best friend, she would take pics of the kids together and do a journaling. Simple things like that, but it was very well thought out and put together. She had samples of their artwork and other things, but I think the pics stood out more.

    HTH! If you have anything specific that you want, let me know I am I will try to remember what she did.
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    Ok, I am on the phone with my friend who had a memory book done for her son by the lady I was talking about.

    1st page- All about me. Fav color, what I want to be, b-day, fav food, best friends.

    Gross motor page- "Alex demonstrates great gross motor skills." Pics of him riding bike, hula hoop, playing basketball.

    "Interested in science"- pic of him playing with bugs.

    Fav game- "Alex loves Bingo Friday" pic of him playing.

    last page- Good pic, "Alex, 100% boy" just a simple LO of a scrapbook page.

    My dad- pic of dad and what kid says about dad.

    my siblings- what the kid says about each sibling and pic

    Don't know if all this is stupid to post, but I thought I would let you know what stood out to her.
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    Thanks Sadie! That helps me a bit. Ive been busy putting the pages together a little. The problem is that the majority of the books will be done with kids that I dont even know So I cant do alot of journaling. I can with my kids though! Also about half of the book will be of their stats, like the pp, and a project for each month. The other half will be my doing with pics and cutesy stuff. I just ordered some oriental trading stuff...they have some decent basic materials. Thanks for posting it makes me feel loved

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    I have a ton of stuff that I'm going to be working on for N's book. I have all his art work from preschool, and I took a ton of photos. I'd go and spend lots of extra time there getting pictures of things. The chronological approach makes it easy to do. His school didn't do that at all for him this year, so that's why I did it. I also took pictures individually of each child- (or am also going to look through the photos to see if I have any pictures of N playing with each child). Then I bought a graduation album/journal book and I'm planning on putting in photos- front of Nicholas, then the teachers, then a small page with each friend.

    You could use some of the child's coloring,drawing, or painting as a mat border for some of the photos, that would be cute, as would incorporating something that has the child's handprint on it.

    What they did do instead, which I really liked, was for their art projects, they created little storybooks of traditional children's board books. When it was done, you have the story to read, done in their own handwork.
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    I'm sorry! I don't have any ideas or can't help you with this one. Kayson is too young for school, but this sure sounds like a great idea.
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